Bobby Bloom, Montego Bay [Single] (1970)
I’m still working through a batch of singles a retired DJ gifted to me – this is one of them. People consider Bobby Bloom a one-hit-wonder, which he was. It’s further impacted by his sad demise. Depression, and then an accidental shooting. Dead by 28. But he co-wrote a few beauties elsewhere, had been involved in doo-wop groups learning his trade. And one hit is, as they say, or should say, better than no hits; better then than being a no hit wonder. Like I am. And like you probably are. And we probably always will be, right? Montego Bay is one of those songs that you hear in dubious situations and there are many cover versions and so it’s a song rendered meaningless. But I’ll stump for it. And its b-side here too. I like them. Just fine. Clever, catchy, neat songs from a talented writer and musician. So. There.
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